The pros and cons of self-publishing are TIME, MONEY AND CONTROL
Self-publishing gives you the benefit of writing to your own schedule. But this also means you are writing on your own time. In contrast, publishers will pay you an advance. This can also mean your manuscript’s deadline will need to fit the publisher’s schedule. It can be a long time between edits.
With self-publishing, you set the time frames.
Self-publishing means that you pick up the bill for design, printing and marketing. The flip side of this means that you receive 100% of the profits.
There are a lot of factors to take into account. Here are some insightful articles that you may find useful:
We recommend you look at all your options so you can make an informed decision based on what’s best for your project.
The major benefit when you self-publish is that you have control over all the key elements. You control cover design, layout, editing, and proofreading. You have complete editorial control and time frames are set to your schedule.